Material Scientist - Thermoplastics

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Posted: 06/12/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 193.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Material Scientist – Thermoplastics

Global manufacturer is seeking a Material Scientist.  Your work here will include evaluating materials, developing test methods and leading applications development.  Company is focused on innovation of new technologies for increased sustainability.  PhD is required for this opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct scientific research, develop, and evaluate innovative materials / compounds with a multi-dimensional approach covering the different formulations-structures-properties-processes-products
  • Through scientific research and experimental characterization evaluate antidegradant performance in rubber compounds and improve understanding of physico-chemical mechanisms and structure-property relationships
  • Apply fundamentals of fracture mechanics and viscoelasticity to deepen the understanding of rubber endurance performance including ozone/mechanical cracking, crack initiation / crack growth. Identify the key influencing parameters and provide them as inputs / directions for the design of new products
  • Support application development efforts through effective laboratory test development, product characterization and experimentation
  • Conduct rubber compounding and other technical experiments and projects
  • Lead and participate in technical teams
  • Work in a fast paced, results-oriented team environment to assist in developing new technologies related to tire industry market
  • Work with internal and external customers in answering technical questions
  • Ability to document experimental work, including writing standard test methods and technical reports
  • Work safely and promote a safe work environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  193.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • PhD in Polymer materials, material science, material engineering or equivalent required
  • Experience/Knowledge in polymer material science or rubber / rubber for tires
  • A problem-solving attitude, broad intellectual curiosity, and an ability to learn / combine knowledge from different disciplines to develop understanding of product / application performance
  • Demonstrated broad working knowledge in a wide range of polymer materials / science skills including structure property relationships, polymer processing, viscoelasticity, characterization, and polymer testing. Experience in rubber formulations (Tire Industry), processing (mixing, milling, and calendaring) and fatigue is a plus
  • Experience in the development of processing-structure-property relationships through systematic experimental design
  • 3+ years’ experience
  • Polymer or Tire Industry experience is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Independent and driven with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously within a multi-site cross-functional team

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  193.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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